Balakot Air Strike

Balakot Air Strike: The Indian Air Force early Tuesday morning destroyed a major terror training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, Pakistan. Several terror trainers and suicide bombers were killed in the attack that lasted just eight minutes. The air strike comes days after 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a suicide car attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. Here's our on-going coverage of the air strike.

Balakot Air Strike News

US warns Pakistan: Another terror attack on India ‘extremely problematic’

According to the report, the official also said that China has a responsibility not to shield Pakistan, and expressed deep disappointment over Beijing’s decision to block a bid in the UN to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist”.

Didn’t mediate but gave ‘words of wisdom’ to India, Pak: UAE

UAE's ambassador Ahmed Al Banna, however,clarified that the United Arab Emirates did not mediate between the two countries and that the aim of its efforts was to decrease the tensions which had spiralled in the wake of the air strike by Indian jets at a Jaish-e-Mohammed(JeM) terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan, post the Pulwama terror attack.


Across the aisle: Mr Modi’s Balakot dream

The IAF belongs to the country and made every Indian proud. Pulwama was a failure of the government, Balakot was the success of the IAF, the retaliation by Pakistan the next day was another failure of the government.

India-Myanmar joint operation destroys militant camps on eastern border

Government sources said the coordinated operation started on February 17 and was completed on March 2 where several camps of Arakan Army on the Indo-Myanmar border were razed.

Congress more than any other party should lead crusade for freedom: Ashwani Kumar

"I do not know what the blueprint of the campaign is... but I believe that the Congress more than any other party should lead the crusade for freedom. This is one of those moments which the party much seize in order to define its distinction vis a vis the BJP," Ashwani Kumar said.

Don’t be complacent after Balakot strike, Nirmala Sitharaman tells Delhi BJP workers

“Due to our stand on national security, Balakot, no corruption... there is a positive atmosphere, but you should not enter the comfort zone,” said the Defence Minister.


Donning combat caps on the cricket field makes for a crass symbolism

Camouflage, by definition, is meant to blend in and is used by fighters of all hues — armies, mercenaries, and even terrorists. This widely televised symbolism was crass at best.

Kartarpur talks today, Delhi says looking forward to it

India will seek “visa free access” to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan, for Sikh pilgrims who will take the proposed corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

Anantkumar Hegde's jibe at Rahul: How does man born to Muslim father, Christian mother be Hindu?

"Rahul Gandhi is asking for proof of airstrikes conducted by our soldiers in Pakistan. But, I will ask, what is the proof that he is a Hindu?" Hegde asked.

'Totally for elections': Farooq Abdullah on Balakot airstrikes

The NC president said all parties are in favour of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls and now the public should understand what their motive is.

Balakot Air Strike Photos

IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival

India rejects Pakistan’s F-16 denial, shows proof: See photos

AMRAAM missiles allow a fighter pilot to target an enemy aircraft that is beyond visual range, in day or night, and in all weather conditions.